The clinical laboratory must process and test many samples daily. The accuracy and reproducibility of the results have a direct impact on the care and diagnosis of patients, therefore proper sample care and management is paramount for patient safety. Here we provide guidance for leaders and staff, with practical tips that can be implemented in the laboratory to ensure reproducibility of results at every stage of the sampling and testing process.
Download this guide for advice on:
- Optimizing patient preparation
- Sample collection and packaging
- Sample transport and receipt
- Quality control measures
- Recording of results